Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
One of the devil’s strategies to stop progress and growth in our lives is to get us to live in hurt in our emotions. Jesus, though, said there is power given to us so that no hurt has to stay permanent Luke 10:19. The power of the Holy Spirit, forgiveness, and the blood of the Lamb empowers us to release all hurt.
Hurt feelings will keep us where we are and stop us from going forward. When we are hurt we often make emotional decisions in trying to protect our feelings. These decisions may protect our feelings but they may ruin our future. They can keep us from places we should be and people we should meet. Hurt feelings can also distort our view, make us bitter towards others, and cause us to make negative judgments about the people presently in our lives God’s destined us to be with for His purposes. It can lead us to sever these Divine joinings.
We should not live in our hurt but rather locate our hurt and get rid of it by releasing or dismissing what people have done to us. Colossians 3:13-14 says, “ Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.” To forgive is to “for give” or first give; “give first” not expecting someone to do something or change before we forgive them.